Weekend in the Catskills – 8/1/14

Weekend in the Catskills – and, what a weekend!

This evening at 8 pm the Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra will perform Don Quixote at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs – for tickets and more information go to http://www.spac.org/events/2014/08/01/bolshoi-ballet-orchestra.

The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice
The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. (c) Simona David

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice kicked off its fifth season Wednesday night with flamenco and popular Spanish songs. The highlight of the season – opera Barber of Seville by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, based on the French comedy Le Barbier de Séville, written by Pierre de Beaumarchais – will take place this Saturday, August 2 at 8 pm at the Parish Field. For more information, go to http://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org.

The Belleayre Music Festival presents the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series with a Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars performance tonight, August 1 at 8 pm. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.belleayremusic.org.

Yesterday, July 31 the Woodstock Playhouse opened its West Side Story summer production (music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) – West Side Story can be seen in Woodstock through August 10. For tickets and more information, visit http://woodstockplayhouse.org.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair which took place in August 1969 at Yasgur’s farm in Bethel Woods. Remembering Woodstock: A Timeline of Reunions exhibit opens at the Bethel Woods Museum this Saturday, August 2, and runs through Tuesday, August 5. For more information, go to http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/remembering-woodstock-a-timeline-of-reunions

Bolshoi ballet, Italian opera, Django Reinhardt jazz, West Side Story, and Woodstock memorabilia – an outstanding program of arts in the Catskills!

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